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1.
Casablanca (1942)
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In Casablanca, Morocco in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications. (102 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
2.
To Be or Not to Be (1942)
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During the Nazi occupation of Poland, an acting troupe becomes embroiled in a Polish soldier's efforts to track down a German spy. (99 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
 
3.
The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
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The spoiled young heir to the decaying Amberson fortune comes between his widowed mother and the man she has always loved. (88 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
 
4.
Now, Voyager (1942)
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A Boston spinster blossoms under therapy and finds an impossible romance. (117 mins.)
Director: Irving Rapper
 
5.
Random Harvest (1942)
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An amnesiac World War I vet falls in love with a music hall star, only to suffer an accident which restores his original memories but erases his post-War life. (126 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
 
6.
The Pride of the Yankees (1942)
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The story of the life and career of the famed baseball player, Lou Gehrig. (128 mins.)
Director: Sam Wood
 
7.
The Palm Beach Story (1942)
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An inventor needs cash to develop his big idea. His wife, who loves him, decides to raise it for him by divorcing him and marrying a millionaire. (88 mins.)
Director: Preston Sturges
 
8.
The Talk of the Town (1942)
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An escaped prisoner and a stuffy law professor vie for the hand of a spirited schoolteacher. (118 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
 
9.
Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
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A film of the life of the renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer, and singer George M. Cohan. (126 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
10.
There Was a Father (1942)
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Shuhei Horikawa, a poor schoolteacher, struggles to raise his son Ryohei by himself, despite neither money nor prospects. (94 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
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11.
Kings Row (1942)
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The dark side and hypocrisy of provincial American life is seen through the eyes of five children as they grow to adulthood at the turn-of-the-century. (127 mins.)
Director: Sam Wood
 
12.
Mrs. Miniver (1942)
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A British family struggles to survive the first months of World War II. (134 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
13.
Gentleman Jim (1942)
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As bareknuckled boxing enters the modern era, brash extrovert Jim Corbett uses new rules and dazzlingly innovative footwork to rise to the top of the top of the boxing world. (104 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
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14.
The Murderer Lives at Number 21 (1942)
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Inspector Wens moves into a Paris boarding house to catch a serial killer. (84 mins.)
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15.
The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942)
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When acerbic critic Sheridan Whiteside slips on the front steps of a provincial Ohio businessman's home and breaks his hip, he and his entourage take over the house indefinitely. (112 mins.)
 
16.
This Gun for Hire (1942)
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When assassin Philip Raven shoots a blackmailer and his beautiful female companion dead, he is paid off in marked bills by his treasonous employer who is working with foreign spies. (81 mins.)
Director: Frank Tuttle
 
17.
Cat People (1942)
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An American man marries a Serbian immigrant who fears that she will turn into the cat person of her homeland's fables if they are intimate together. (73 mins.)
 
18.
The Major and the Minor (1942)
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A woman disguises herself as a child to save on a train fare and is taken in charge by an army man who doesn't notice the truth. (100 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
19.
Bambi (1942)
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The story of a young deer growing up in the forest. (70 mins.)
 
20.
Holiday Inn (1942)
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At an inn which is only open on holidays, a crooner and a hoofer vie for the affections of a beautiful up-and-coming performer. (100 mins.)
Director: Mark Sandrich
 
21.
Les Visiteurs du Soir (1942)
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At the end of the 15th century, two minstrels Gilles and Dominique come from nowhere into the castle of Baron Hugues... (120 mins.)
Director: Marcel Carné
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22.
In Which We Serve (1942)
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This "story of a ship," the British destroyer HMS Torrin, is told in flash backs by survivors as they cling to a life raft. (114 mins.)
 
23.
Woman of the Year (1942)
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Rival reporters Sam and Tess fall in love and get married, only to find their relationship strained when Sam comes to resent Tess' hectic lifestyle. (114 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
 
24.
Saboteur (1942)
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Aircraft factory worker Barry Kane goes on the run across the United States when he is wrongly accused of starting a fire that killed his best friend. (109 mins.)
 
25.
In This Our Life (1942)
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A young woman (Stanley Timberlake) dumps her fiancée (Craig Fleming) and runs off with her sister's (Roy Timberlake) husband (Peter Kingsmill)... (97 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
26.
You Were Never Lovelier (1942)
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The Acunas, a rich Argentine family, have the tradition that the daughters have to get married in order... (97 mins.)
 
27.
I Married a Witch (1942)
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A beautiful 17th-century witch returns to life to plague politician Wallace Wooley, descendant of her persecutor. (77 mins.)
Director: Rene Clair
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28.
Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake (1942)
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Cheated out of his estate by his sadistic uncle, young Benjamin Blake goes to the South Seas to make his fortune so he can return to claim his birthright. (98 mins.)
Director: John Cromwell
 
29.
The Black Swan (1942)
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An ex-pirate contends with rowdy buccaneers and a love-hate relationship with an aristocratic woman who's tougher than she seems. (87 mins.)
Director: Henry King
 
30.
For Me and My Gal (1942)
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Two vaudeville performers fall in love, but find their relationship tested by the arrival of WWI. (104 mins.)
Director: Busby Berkeley
 
31.
Spitfire (1942)
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Aircraft designer/patriot R. J. Mitchell, alarmed at growing German militarism, works to perfect a defense against the German Messerschmidt at the cost of his health. (118 mins.)
Director: Leslie Howard
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32.
Star Spangled Rhythm (1942)
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Pop, a security guard at Paramount has told his son that he's the head of the studio. When his son arrives... (99 mins.)
Director: George Marshall
 
33.
My Sister Eileen (1942)
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Sisters Ruth and Eileen Sherwood move from Ohio to New York in the hopes of building their careers. Ruth wants to get a job as a writer... (96 mins.)
Director: Alexander Hall
 
34.
Reap the Wild Wind (1942)
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Florida ship salvager, Loxi, falls for Jack, captain of a ship wrecked on the Key West shore. However, their romance is complicated by the arrival of another suitor, and eventually leads to tragedy. (123 mins.)
 
35.
Jungle Book (1942)
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A boy raised by wolves tries to adapt to human village life. (108 mins.)
Director: Zoltan Korda
 
36.
The Spoilers (1942)
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In Nome, Alaska, miner Roy Glennister and his partner Dextry, financed by saloon entertainer Cherry Malotte, fight to save their gold claim from crooked commissioner Alexander McNamara. (87 mins.)
Director: Ray Enright
 
37.
Flying Tigers (1942)
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Capt. Jim Gordon's command of the famed American mercenary fighter group in China is complicated by the recruitment of an old friend who is a reckless hotshot. (102 mins.)
Director: David Miller
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38.
Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (1942)
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When a Nazi saboteur jeeringly predicts to the nation new depredations, via their radio 'Voice of Terror'... (65 mins.)
Director: John Rawlins
 
39.
Saludos Amigos (1942 Short Film)
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Disney animators tour South America and present four animated shorts inspired by their trip. (42 mins.)
 
40.
The Big Street (1942)
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Little Pinks is in love with a nightclub singer named Gloria. But it is a unrequited love as she does not know that he exists... (88 mins.)
Director: Irving Reis
 
41.
Prelude to War (1942 Documentary)
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The official World War II US Government film statement defining the various enemies of the Allies and why they must be fought. (52 mins.)
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42.
Listen to Britain (1942 Documentary)
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A depiction of life in wartime England during the Second World War. Director Humphrey Jennings visits many aspects of civilian life and of the turmoil and privation caused by the war, all without narration. (20 mins.)
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43.
The World at War (1942 Documentary)
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Documentary examining the events which led up to the Second World War. (66 mins.)
Director: Lowell Mellett
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44.
Stop That Tank! (1942 Documentary)
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Military training film describing the characteristics and details of operation of the Boys MK.1 Anti Tank Rifle. (22 mins.)
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45.
Tanks (1942 Documentary)
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Documentary short depicting the production, testing, and manuevers of the M-3 Stuart tank for the armies of the United States and its Allies. (10 mins.)
 
46.
Japanese Relocation (1942 Documentary)
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Documentary short demonstrating American reasons for interning Americans of Japanese ancestry following the outbreak of war between the U.S. and Japan. (10 mins.)
 
47.
One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942)
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When Nazi anti-aircraft fire damages a British bomber, its crew bails out and seeks help from the Dutch underground. (102 mins.)
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48.
Grand Central Murder (1942)
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Classic whodunit mystery film about a gold-digging variety show actress who has many enemies and is found dead in her private railroad car at Grand Central Station in New York. (73 mins.)
Director: S. Sylvan Simon
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49.
Across the Pacific (1942)
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Rick Leland makes no secret of the fact he has no loyalty to his home country after he is court-martialed... (97 mins.)
Director: John Huston
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50.
Counter-Espionage (1942)
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The Lone Wolf tracks down Nazi spies in London during the German bombing. (73 mins.)
Director: Edward Dmytryk
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51.
Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1942)
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Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson must protect a Swiss inventor of an advanced bomb sight from falling into German hands. (68 mins.)
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52.
Road to Morocco (1942)
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Two carefree castaways on a desert shore find an Arabian Nights city, where they compete for the luscious Princess Shalmar. (82 mins.)
Director: David Butler
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53.
Commandos Strike at Dawn (1942)
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A gentle widower, enraged at Nazi atrocities against his peaceful Norwegian fishing village, escapes to Britain and returns leading a commando force against the oppressors. (98 mins.)
Director: John Farrow
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54.
Wake Island (1942)
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December, 1941. With no hope of relief or re-supply, a small band of United States Marines try to keep the Japanese Navy from capturing their island base. (87 mins.)
Director: John Farrow
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55.
George Washington Slept Here (1942)
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When Bill and Connie Fuller are forced to move out of their Manhattan apartment because of their pet dog, Connie persuades Bill to buy a dilapidated old Pennsylvania house that George Washington allegedly slept in. (93 mins.)
 
56.
Desperate Journey (1942)
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When the crew of a downed British bomber escape from their Nazi captors with Top Secret intelligence, they make a desperate journey to get out of Germany alive. (107 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
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57.
Youth on Parade (1942)
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Youth on Parade (72 mins.)
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58.
The Battle of Midway (1942 Documentary)
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The Japanese attack on Midway in June 1942, filmed as it happened. (18 mins.)
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59.
Kokoda Front Line! (1942 Documentary)
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Cameraman Damien Parer has just returned from the front in New Guinea, where he's documented Australian troops in action... (9 mins.)
“ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WZURx5w0Ps ” - marie_D
 
60.
Moscow Strikes Back (1942 Documentary)
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(55 mins.)
“ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuaMYLjAUvk ” - marie_D
 
61.
Combat Report (1942 Documentary)
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62.
Conquer by the Clock (1942 Documentary)
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(10 mins.)
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63.
The Grain That Built a Hemisphere (1943 Documentary)
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This animated documentary outlines the history and importance of corn in North America. (11 mins.)
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64.
Henry Browne, Farmer (1942 Documentary)
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Documentary short film dramatizing the efforts of a black farmer and his family to help the American war effort by increasing production. (9 mins.)
Director: Roger Barlow
Stars: Canada Lee
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65.
It's Everybody's War (1942 Short Film)
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Wartime documentary propagandizing for greater participation in the U.S. war effort during the Second World War. (18 mins.)
Director: Will Price
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66.
Mr. Blabbermouth! (1942 Short Film)
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Following Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, America was rife with rumors about the size of Japan's armed... (19 mins.)
Director: Basil Wrangell
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67.
The New Spirit (1942 Documentary)
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Animated documentary promoting timely filing and payment of Federal income taxes, demonstrated by Donald Duck's difficulties with his tax return. (7 mins.)
“ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNn7QramwyM ” - marie_D
 
68.
Paramount Victory Short No. T2-3: The Price of Victory (1942 Documentary)
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Vice-President narrates a patriotic, propaganda short designed to boost morale in the the early days of World War II. (14 mins.)
Director: William H. Pine
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69.
Winning Your Wings (1942 Short Film)
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Inspirational short film designed to encourage recruits for the American Army Air Forces. (18 mins.)
Director: John Huston
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70.
Don't Talk (1942 Short Film)
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This MGM short, part of the Crime does not Pay series, focuses on industrial sabotage during wartime... (22 mins.)
Director: Joe Newman
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71.
Crossroads (1942)
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Diplomat is blackmailed for crimes he committed before he had amnesia. (83 mins.)
Director: Jack Conway
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72.
The Glass Key (1942)
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A crooked politician finds himself being accused of murder by a gangster from whom he refused help during a re-election campaign. (85 mins.)
Director: Stuart Heisler
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73.
Moontide (1942)
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After a drunken binge on the San Pablo waterfront, longshoreman Bobo fears he may have killed a man... (94 mins.)
Director: Archie Mayo
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74.
A Tragedy at Midnight (1942)
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This Republic murder mystery starts with a radio broadcast by Greg Sherman who solves cases on the air that the local police cannot solve... (68 mins.)
Director: Joseph Santley
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75.
Went the Day Well? (1942)
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An English village is occupied by disguised German paratroopers as an advance post for a planned invasion. (92 mins.)
Director: Cavalcanti
 
76.
Der Fuehrer's Face (1942 Short Film)
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Donald Duck has a nightmare that he lives in Germany slaving under the Nazi regime. (8 mins.)
 
77.
All Out for 'V' (1942 Short Film)
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When war is announced, all the forest animals, birds and bugs go into manufacturing of armaments, helmets and the like, with an annoying jingle about the country's instruction to step up production musically repeated. (7 mins.)
Director: Mannie Davis
 
78.
Blitz Wolf (1942 Short Film)
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Yet another variation on the Three Little Pigs theme, this time told as WW2 anti-German propaganda (the US had just entered the war), with the wolf as a thinly-disguised Hitler. (10 mins.)
Director: Tex Avery
 
79.
Pigs in a Polka (1943 Short Film)
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The story of the three little pigs and the big bad wulf, this time performed as pantomime to the Hungarian Dances by Johannes Brahms. (8 mins.)
Director: I. Freleng
 
80.
Tulips Shall Grow (1942 Short Film)
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A young boy and girl, dressed in costumes based on Dutch traditional clothes, find their idyllic, windmill-laden... (7 mins.)
Director: George Pal